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Preview: SXSW Festival 2019

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It’s that time of year. SXSW. One of the biggest music festivals in the world and we have to confess…we are SXSW virgins. Not to worry as we’ve scoured the line up to ensure we don’t miss any music whilst stuffing our faces with tacos.

Here’s a list of ones to check out (in no particular order).

GEORGIA
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Georgia by Rosie Marks

Georgia by Rosie Marks

We are starting out with a strong contender for our all-time favourite artist of 2019.

Her name is Georgia and she writes pop inspired by the Chicago house and Detroit techno of the 80’s era, with pure determination.

Sounds like: Chase & Status, Madonna, New Order, Jungle, Kanye West, Santigold

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APRE
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APRE

London duo APRE (aka Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny) creates low-slung indie with heart-bonding melodies.

A witty take on alternative pop, these two have spent their days creating music in the backroom of a West London chess club and we can’t wait to see what their live performance has in store.

Sounds like: Kasabian, 10 o’clock Chemical, Everything Everything, April Towers, Fickle Friends, Sea Girls, Nick Mulvey

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ANTEROS
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Anteros

Indulgent rock-pop band Anteros is a London-based four-piece, headed up by frontwoman Laura Hayden who set up the band with Josh in London after her move from Barcelona.

We expect their show to be glorious, glamarous and pushing boundaries.

Sounds like: Blondie, Wolf Alice, Black Honey, Ladyhawke, Blondie, Garbage, The Cardigans

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RUN RIVER NORTH
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Run River North by Stephen Yonsik Lee

Run River North by Stephen Yonsik Lee

We’d not heard of Los Angeles-based trio Run River North until browsing the SXSW schedule but they’ve made the cut due to their hopeful and upbeat approach to indie-pop.

Expect their EP ‘Monsters Calling Home: Part 1’ out in the spring.

Sounds like: Like Swimming, Beauty Sleep, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, Fleet Foxes

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GOLDEN VESSEL
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Golden Vessel

We’ve covered Golden Vessel are fair bit on the site. He is currently on tour across North America supporting BAYNK, before making his debut appearance at SXSW.

Check out his newest single ‘DIZZY’ which features the voice of Australian artist Oscar Key Sung, a taste of his forthcoming debut album.

Sounds like: MØ, Brolin, The National, Gang of Youths, Bon Iver, Alex Vargas, TENDER, Kanyon, REFS

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SAM FENDER
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Sam Fender

We are super excited to watch BRITs Critic’s Choice winner, Sam Fender play his rocky and reckless form of abandon to a crowd.

Sam has a rebellious attitude througout his music, as he challenges modern assumptions and actions.

Sounds like: Duran Duran, James Bay, Stereohoney

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SIR SLY
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Sir Sly

Correct us if we are wrong, but we are pretty sure Sir Sly was on an indefinite hiatus the last time we checked a few years back, so to our surprise they are on this year’s SXSW bill.

We are not complaining one single bit – we this authentic and brazen Los Angeles trio explode with frenetic energy on stage.

Sounds like: Growlers, Wolf Gang, All We Are, Gypsy & The Cat, Jagwar Ma, Anteros

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MORGXN
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morgxn by Shervin Lainez

morgxn by Shervin Lainez

Alt-pop morgxn has singing in his blood, which has carved out a path to writing deeply personal lyrics with an smoking, yet upbeat edge.

He wants to break down barriers with his music, so we can stop and look at who we really are – “fierce, loving, beating hearts.”

Sounds like: Troye Sivan, Jack Garratt

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ELDERBROOK
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Elderbrook

Following the success of his massive hit ‘Cola’ with Camelphat, young British artist Elderbrook is set to take over the US.

He creates neo-soul infused with elements of dance, and puts on one hell of a show.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Jamie Woon, Hayden James, Bob Moses, Kaasi

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FLORA CASH
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Flora Cash

US/Scandi husband and wife duo Flora Cash write heartfelt ballads with cinematic keys amidst a brooding Scandi backdrop.

They are set to play SXSW and we are really looking forward to seeing the chemistry on stage, whilst they sing of heartache, politics and general struggles.

Sounds like: Laurel, Lana Del Rey, Lucius, Bon Iver, Johnny Cash

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Elderbrook – Woman

Elderbrook

Young UK producer Elderbrook (aka Alexander Kotz) shares his new neo-soul single, ‘Woman’.

A self-reflective, but laid back piece of work, it is the first single from his seven track ‘Talking’ EP and explores the use of Kotz’s vocals as another instrument in it’s own right.

‘Talking’ is released on 1 September via Kobalt

Sounds like: Fyfe, Jamie Woon, Hayden James, Bob Moses, Kaasi

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Playlist: Calypso

Calypso

Calypso

Tasmanian musician, Calypso, has just dropped her self-titled, debut EP.

Of the EP, Calypso says,

“I suppose the main themes behind the EP would be growth and change…whether that’s within a relationship or within oneself. I think it’s a reflection on how life is constantly moving, and you have to adapt to your surroundings and learn how to survive through the changes.

The EP is also about the push & pull of love, how we can connect with other people and how we can move apart from one another as well. I hope the EP can take the listener on a bit of a journey, as they connect and relate to the words and the music through their own personal experiences.”

Each track has been influenced by old and new music, and we’re pretty sure would include the following tracks in Calypso’s’ ‘Winter in Tassie’ playlist.

Elderbrook – Be There Soon
This is the type of song I can listen to over and over again and not get sick of, chilled relaxed vibes.

Mansionair – Hold Me Down
Just a nice song to listen to when I’m in a nice song kind of mood.

Cub Sport – Only Friend
This song makes me feel happy and sad at the same time.

Pavel Dovgal – Faust
I really like the strings in this song and the intensity of the music.

Les Loups – White Clips
I like the rise and falls and the chorus is catchy and easy to listen to.

Yacht – Psychic City
This songs puts me in a good mood when I’m cold and stuck in a Tassie winter.

Dream Koala – Odyssey
I love this guys voice and the way the song builds up at the end. Its just an all round beautiful song.

Bea – Filthy Believer
Good memories from this track, long tassie nights with music to keep us company.

Elderbrook x andhim – how many times
I put Elderbrook in here twice because I’ve only just discovered him and I think his music cool.

Ngaiire – Once
I saw Ngaiire playing the other night as part of the Festival of Voices and she was absolutely incredible.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Goldfrapp, Lucius, LKA, REMMI

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Elderbrook – Be There Soon

Elderbrook

Elderbrook

Elderbrook is 21 year old London talent, Alex Kotz, who is starting to stack up a big following.

He has invited us to follow him on his pretty chilled musical journey with the video for ‘Be There Soon’. The video sees Elderbrook rejoin visual artist and director Lauren Gregory (who also directed the video for his first single ‘Could’), this time using pastel based animation set to a backdrop of 3D set pieces.

The track has been released via Black Butter Records and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Nick Mulvey, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jamie Woon

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